Hurricane season is a dangerous time for many coastal homes. Aside from the deadly implications that experiencing a hurricane can bring up, they can also be extremely damaging to homes. Shingles fly away, leaks spring up, and in some cases, you’ll be lucky if you have any roof left once it is all said and done. It leaves many to wonder whether or not there is such a thing as a hurricane proof roof. And if there is one, how can you get one?
Let’s get something out of the way: there is no such thing as a completely and entirely hurricane proof roof. Hurricanes are some of nature’s strongest weapons, and there’s no telling just how powerful one might be. Needless to say, if there is a hurricane on its way, it’s best to prepare for it, no matter how strong your roof might be.
With that being said, not all roofs are created equal. There are several things one can do to make their roof as close to hurricane proof as possible. With a little effort and the right contractors, you can build a roof that is capable of withstanding pretty much anything—even some hurricanes.
The Closest Thing to a Hurricane Proof Roof
In terms of protection and stability, metal roofing is the closest thing to a hurricane proof roof. When installed correctly, metal roofing is capable of withstanding hurricane wind speeds of up to 160-200 miles per hour and still remains attached to the home. While there are many other contributing factors that can hinder or enhance the roof’s reliability, no other roofing material will provide the same level of protection that a metal roof does.
They are durable, last a considerable amount of time, and won’t send shingles flying off your roof during a hurricane. With this in mind, it might be worth considering upgrading your shingle or ceramic roof to a metal one.
Other Contributing Factors
A metal roof isn’t the only factor that contributes to protecting your home from a hurricane. Several other elements come into play in regards to the overall fortification against any potential hurricanes, such as how the panels are attached, the size and spacing of the structure framing, panel style and width, the angle and width of the roof, its height, whether you have roof straps or not, and much more.
The contractor that is installing your new hurricane proof roof also matters. Even a metal roof is only as strong as the weakest determinant, so choosing a contractor that is guaranteed to do a proper roof inspection and installation is crucial. The professionals at Alpha Elite Roofing have installed countless metal roofs over the years, giving them the skills and experience to do the same for your home.
The Best Hurricane Defense
At the end of the day, it’s a stretch to say that a completely hurricane proof roof really exists, but by implementing these features onto your own roof, you’ll be equipping your home with the best hurricane defense possible.
Are you ready to fortify your roof to withstand potential hurricanes or other rogue weather? Our team at Alpha Elite Roofing can help you out. With years of experience in the field, we can have a metal roof installed in no time at all. Contact us today or give us a call at 832-583-1745 today to learn more and get a free inspection.